About PaleyDocFest09

The Paley Center for Media's annual Festival celebrating the documentary—with premieres, works-in-progress, classic docs, workshops, and special events—will take place during the month of October 2009. Each screening will be introduced by the filmmaker and followed by the lively Q&A sessions that have become a hallmark of the Festival.

Our past documentary festivals premiered such acclaimed films as Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who, Darfur Now, Chicago 10, Street Fight, Born Into Brothels, Lalee's Kin, and many others. In addition to the slate of Premiere Screenings, PaleyDocFest09 will feature a variety of panels and seminars exploring issues crucial to the craft and content of the documentary form—including our wildly popular Pitch Workshop.

The Festival is programmed by Paley Center curator Ron Simon. For more information, contact docfest@paleycenter.org.

The Paley Center's annual Documentary Festival is the centerpiece of our ongoing commitment to bring exemplary works of nonfiction to the public. Over the years, the Festival has hosted screenings and dialogues with such participants as Jon Alpert, Peter Arnett, Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, Alan Berliner, Ken Burns, Ric Burns, Glenn Close, Roger Daltrey, Kate Davis, Robert Drew, Eve Ensler, Larry Flynt, Liz Garbus, David Grubin, Taylor Hackford, Eugene Jarecki, Sebastian Junger, Susan Lacy, Lauren Lazin, Annie Liebovitz, Rory Kennedy, Al Maysles, Michael Moore, Brett Morgen, Gordon Parks, Alexandra Pelosi, D. A. Pennebaker, Alvin Perlmutter, Sam Phillips, Sam Pollard, Alan and Susan Raymond, Meema Spadola, Gore Vidal, Kurt Vonnegut, Robert Weide, and Gideon Yago.